Tempo 605/606 vs Nickel Plate Tempo--Tuning Slide Swap?

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doctortrombone
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Tempo 605/606 vs Nickel Plate Tempo--Tuning Slide Swap?

Post by doctortrombone » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:58 am

I purchased a nickel-plate, curved-brace Tempo with no tuning slide. I'm wondering if the TS from the straight-braced Tempos would work. Does anyone have both horns, and if so, could you check?

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Re: Tempo 605/606 vs Nickel Plate Tempo--Tuning Slide Swap?

Post by LarryPrestonRoberson » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:28 pm

Hopefully, a tech or King afficiando will chime in. But, I found this previously on eBay:
https://m.ebay.com/itm/King-Tempo-Tromb ... 4335.l8656

It is a curved brace, nickel plated, Tempo bell section with a Cleveland (605?) tuning slide installed.
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Re: Tempo 605/606 vs Nickel Plate Tempo--Tuning Slide Swap?

Post by doctortrombone » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:59 am

LarryPrestonRoberson wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Hopefully, a tech or King afficiando will chime in. But, I found this previously on eBay:
https://m.ebay.com/itm/King-Tempo-Tromb ... 4335.l8656

It is a curved brace nickel plated Tempo bell section with a Cleveland (605?) tuning slide installed.
Wow. Good find. I hadn't seen that one. The problem, though, is that he may have just used the stickers or counterweight from a 605. That slide crook looks narrower than the nickel Tempo (1306) TS, with a tighter radius on the crook. Also, the 605 has curvy sockets for the cross-brace, whereas the 1306 has straight ones.

I think I'm answering my own question--it would appear that there are significant differences between the two.
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Re: Tempo 605/606 vs Nickel Plate Tempo--Tuning Slide Swap?

Post by Gatt » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:17 pm

I...BELIEVE..... (:clever: or :idk:)

The 'Tempo' is the same as 2B/605 (STRAIGHT cross brace sockets) 7 3/8" bell.
The 'Tempo 1306' is the same as 3B/606 (CURVY cross brace sockets) 8" bell.
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Re: Tempo 605/606 vs Nickel Plate Tempo--Tuning Slide Swap?

Post by doctortrombone » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:39 am

The Tempo showed up yesterday. I was able to put together a tuning slide using the magic of Conn/King/Selmer. I had a tuning slide assembly from a later Conn 18H, and the larger leg was a perfect fit. The smaller leg on those horns is male, so I tried the female slide receiver from the same horn--again, a perfect fit. Kind of sad, really. It looks like Conn-Selmer has consolidated parts on many of their horns so they won't have to manufacture as many different parts, but having the same size tuning slide legs on a .500 bore 18H and a .491 Tempo doesn't make much sense.
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